Lady & Liar

Lady & Liar (2015)

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Produced by the same production team as, Lan Ling Wang, Autumn's Concerto and Material Queen, the drama is loosely based on Hosokawa Chieko's manga 'Hakushaku Reijo'. Set in 1930's Shanghai, our protgaonist Jiang Xin is in search of her family.Originally the heiress of a well-off family, Jiang Xin went missing for years. When she is discovered and on the cusp of returning home, she loses her memory in an accident, and her read moreidentity is stolen by female thief Du Xiao Han. Xiaohan then takes on Jiang Xin’s life, while Jiang Xin falls into the hands of mafia boss Bai Zhengjie, who conceals her past in order to keep her by his side. In the meantime, Jiang Xin’s previous lover, the blind Sheng Jie Wen, desperately searches for her.

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    Qiānjīn nǚ zéi; The Lady & The Liar; Lady and the Liar

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14 people found this review helpful
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Jul 3, 2015
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Love the drama. Because of this drama I became a fan of wolfs. The actors were all awesome. Love the plot. The only thing that was missing so that could be perfect was between Bai Zheng Qing and Jiang Xin there was a little lack of chemistry when it came to kissing and everything...
Otherwise they were all fit for there roles. The thing I especially love about this drama is the read more loyalty and brotherhood between Bai Zheng Qing and his surroundings.
The drama is worth watching don't miss out for those who love romance, history, mafia, some comedy, unexpected and expected type of drama.
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Jul 11, 2015
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 6.5
  • Acting/Cast 8.5
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
My expectations were not high when I started the drama. It was raised when I saw Hawick Lau's character as Bai Lang. Suave and smooth. I fell in love with the character. Tiffany Tan was described as brave, courageous, and kind--very naive. She was brave when she acted against Bai Lang and charged into enemy territory. Though it was stupid, it did suit her character. But that character disappeared half way through read more the show. She became another stereotypical damsel in dramas. Where did her courage and bravery go? Did she drop it? Well, she didn't bother to go find it cause the drama lost spark half way through the drama. The only thing that kept me going was Bai Lang. Suave.

The second leads were bearable. I didn't like the thief, Xiao Han's character at first. Her character was only an annoyance and didn't really spice the drama. After going through more than a third of the episodes, her character was better. Her acting was explosive as an antagonist. Though, not to reveal many spoilers, her character description based on previous actions didn't really suit her later actions. Like the damsel, she dropped her character and forgot to pick it up.

The second male lead annoyed me the most. I may be biased towards Bai Lang because he was so hot but the second male lead only served as an annoyance. I didn't feel anything for him.

Overall, the script went stale after 20 episodes. The beginning kept me interested because Bai Lang and Jiang Xin's chemistry was too cute for my heart. But after that, it went stale and boring.
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The setting is a similar time period. There is a war turmoil and yet two people meet and fall in love.
Both stories have male leads that are from a militaristic type background and the leader of a large group that controls lots of territory. The lady is engaged to another man but another man comes into her life.
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Both dramas are during the post modern Shanghai era. They both involve strong powerful men. The romance in both dramas are similar as in the men is dedicated to their leading lady despite all odds.
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    JennyFoxy 3 days ago

    Actually dropped it around the 20th episode. Probably because I've just seen Cruel Romance before, but the plot is quite weak despite being super similar to CR, and none of the actors really convinced me...

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    keifferodartseam Jun 13, 2017

    I cant help to compare this drama to Cruel Romance I think (for me, for my own opinion) Cruel Romance is much better than this even though I don't like the character of the main lead actress.

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    redxxxcrimson May 4, 2017 - edited

    I'm currently watching but I'm wondering about something.. some scenes seems to me cut . What I mean is in an instant they are working , seconds afterwards the lead is hurt and the ppl working are captured

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    jenna Mar 11, 2017

    I am at the ep 32! i hate the female lead! after what she've done ; she doesn't deserve him!

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    Julie Chen Jan 9, 2017

    I barely finished it cause i hated the main female character. She's absolutely a one dimensional, over righteous little angel sort of protagonist that I actually have to say I despise seeing in dramas. There's a problem when the antagonist has more character development and character depth in her pinky than the protagonist had in the whole drama. I still have to say I really liked the drama because i cared about and had attactchmgents to the other characters and the plot, although not very original had good things in it and the drama had many well executed moments. I do have to say that the last couple episodes and the ending is a complete mess though. They very obviously rushed it.

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    sunflower63 Dec 15, 2016 - edited

    It took me a long time to finish this drama because I was waiting for the last 10 episodes to be completely subbed in English. This unfortunately didn't happen so I watched them with subs only at 70/80% which practically spoilt the most important part of the story as many important chunks of conversations were missing.
    In any case I enjoyed the plot on the whole which was lively and interesting although not very realistic in many parts. What I appreciated most were the settings, the costumes and the good acting of the leads.

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    HassanMusthaq Nov 28, 2016 - edited

    please all drama sub in different langauages

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    HassanMusthaq Nov 28, 2016

    الدراما الصينية جيدة قد تكون ترغب هذه المسرحية الدرامية في باكستان

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    aoiazami Sep 9, 2016 - edited

    i was gonna comment on how similar the plot seems to be to the Thai drama Pan Ruk Pan Rai, only to find out that they were based off the same manga. I really do hope that the mother daughter duo wont be as annoyingly naive as they were in the Thai drama because it just drove me crazy

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      aqil3s Mar 5, 2017

      really ??? because i watch PRPR already and it is not that which one better ??? chinese or lakorn one ??

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      aoiazami Mar 5, 2017

      i honestly cant say because i didnt complete this either

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    forever_shawol Aug 25, 2016 - edited

    This should not be rated lower than Cruel Romance

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      HassanMusthaq Nov 28, 2016

      Yeah its right but lady and liar is awesome drama bro i wish interenational telecast all thw world for different dubbing langauages urdu hindi arabic turkish and all

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    Dieu Aug 22, 2016

    This was the first chinese drama i watched and i really loved it bc of this i am now addicted to chinese dramas. I loved the chemistry between hawick and tifanny i'd recommend to watch this !

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    forever_shawol Aug 16, 2016

    This drama is so good! Just finished it. I am so addicted to these types of romance historical chinese dramas, but almost all the ones I watch are either raw (no subs) half the drama or they have crappy subs with so many missing parts.

    Lol I need to learn Chinese for this!

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    AmastrisDratwka Jul 15, 2016

    Oooo.... I started this and, well, it got old real fast. I really do hate to say this but Hawick Lau & Tiffany Tang had 0 chemistry imo. Hawick did his best to look cool and bad and sweet all wrapped into one, but it didn't overcome the lack of connection from his leading lady. I don't know if it's her character or her in particular, but I just wasn't buying their loveline much at all.

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    Raeca Wong May 22, 2016

    Similar to Cruel Romance

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    Gardenia May 8, 2016 - edited

    Why are Chinese dramas so long?

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      werwiewowas95 May 12, 2016

      because they are mainly daily dramas unlike in taiwan, japan, korea where you many many dramas at the same time and only 2 episodes per week. Imagine a drama ending after 2 and a half week :P

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      Gardenia May 13, 2016

      I see...Thank you :D

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      werwiewowas95 May 13, 2016

      sorry >-< I've got to admit that what I wrote doesn't make sense

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      Gardenia May 14, 2016

      No, it's ok I get you :)


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    Jan 28, 2015 to Feb 21, 2015
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    45 min.


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